Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

And what would that be?  WINTER!  SNOW!  Pardon me for yelling, but I've had it up to here!
Up to where you say?  Right about here...


This is what the back entry looked like the morning after the last blizzard when I opened the door (shot taken from down on my knees...where I'd collapsed in disbelief).



This is what it looked like when I came to my senses and was able to stand up...



This is what I found just outside the door in our little summer patio sitting area...
a snow meringue!



After a storm, the sun comes out and makes tree shadows dance on the snow.



The howling blizzard winds left evidence of their passage in wave-shaped drifts.

These are the post-blizzard photos I promised you some posts back.They seemed appropriate to put up tonight as we're under yet another Winter Storm Warning. Not a blizzard, mind you.  
Lots of snow, but less blowing, is what I think it means.



I guess there'll be a few frozen 'peckers tomorrow.

See you after we've dug out!

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  1. Frozen peckers.. snort. Let's hope this storm just.. umm.. peters out.

    We've had a bit of it ourselves but nothing quite like this. Though I'm so far behind in my photo posting, it's probably still snowing in there.

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    1. ("Peters out," tee hee!) But no, the snow continues willy-nilly. I'm trying not to be a wienie about it.

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  2. Ha ha, Lynne--at least you're keeping your sense of humor! And if you perceive it as "meringue" as you say, it is quite lovely & appetizing. I'm sitting al fresco sipping coffee as I write this, and I just want you to know how deeply I feel your pain. (PS: The jonquil hue of your house is spring-like at least. Gorgeous!)

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    1. We had to paint our house a bright colour so that we could find it in the winter! The good part of that meringue is that it is absolutely non-fattening. As you feel my pain, I feel your delight in sitting outdoors sipping coffee...without freezing your froth off.

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  3. Ah, yes. Frozen body parts from archaeology . . searching for those primary artifacts called automobiles. Still snowing here.

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    1. Here as well. Can you dig it?

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  4. tee hee .... I think you may have sparked a new cottage industry ... making little pecker warmers! (I'll let you decide to which noun the adjective should be applied.)

    I've got similar photos, taken today (near Montreal), on this first day of Spring!!!! From the lines on your snow looks like you had a lot more wind than we did.

    Join me: light a fire, make a pot of soup, open a good book - what else can one do? :)

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    1. Tee hee, indeed! Maybe a "one size fits most" approach would be the safest marketing angle for those pecker warmers.
      My village is situated on the Fundy coast...well, inland a bit...and there always seems to be a stiff wind blowing in off the tidal river that borders. Snow tends to blow sideways more than fall.
      I will take you up on your suggestion...a good read,a fire in the woodstove, a hot bowl of soup...and maybe even a bout of afternoon dancing to the radio in my studio. We makes our fun however we can, n'est-ce pas? And any day is a good day to push some pixels around!

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  5. You had me laughing at you last picture and comment. The blizzard created some interesting snow shapes, hope you get dug out soon.

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    1. Doing one's best to keep one's pecker up here (in the best British sense of the phrase, of course!), in spite of the endless snow. The need to dig up a little humour from the situation is crucial to survival. We should be dug out at end of day, or tomorrow morning at the latest. Thankfully, don't have to be anywhere today. Nice to have blog friends to visit.

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  6. Ah, don't you just love our Canadian winters! Here in Manitoba, we've had snow on the ground since mid-November; added another 15cm or so on Monday. Sigh. At least it's pretty!

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    1. Prairie Jill, I do share your pain, though as I'm originally from the "wet" coast, these typical Canadian winters still feel atypical to me! But you're right...at least we're able to soothe ourselves by seeing the beauty and getting some decent postings for our blogs! Happy first day of spring...hahahaha!

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  7. “Oh Canada, we stand on cars and freeze...”

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    1. Oh Canada,
      Our home and snowbound land!

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  8. wow, i can't believe this!!!so much snow... the second photo is incredible, the snow really wants to come inside and be your tea guest! :-)
    and the wave-shaped drifts are gorgeous, i have never seen anything like this.

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    1. Yes, it was a lot of snow...it continues to be a lot of snow...and yet, there have been times, winters past, when we have had even more snow. I hadn't seen those remarkable snow waves quite like that before, either. At least there is some wonder and beauty to be found in this endless blanketing of white.

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  9. wow that snow is well deep!! and in March........it does look beautiful though aesthetically speaking of course...

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    1. The snow is definitely lingering over-long this winter. But then, it tends to do so most winters. Definitely doesn't know when to quit. I reckon that by mid-April we're generally in the clear.

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  10. Like Roxanna I am having trouble believing all that snow!! We have had snow the past two winters here and yet nothing like that (thankfully). I hope you have got your fire going, and the Mulled Wine on the stove!!

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    1. I think I'm becoming inured to the stuff. Well, I grumble about it and don't particularly like it and am quite fed up with it...but it doesn't seem to be all that MUCH to me, somehow. Can't wait long enough to mull the wine! Pierre's doing a good job of keeping the woodstove in the basement going, though we've run out of firewood once this winter and are nearly done again. No more to be had so we'll have to start cutting up the furniture for kindling next if this %*#@& winter doesn't end soon! Cheers!

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  11. you survived well to this point, almost home free!

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    1. Hmmm...seems like someone started trying to sell me that lie about a month ago...And surviving "well" is definitely a relative term!

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  12. Certainly providing various surreal images ! And yes, that's a lot of snow. Years since last i saw any. About 20C during midday over here. Orange trees about to wear blossoms in a week or two.

    Please have a good Friday you all.

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    1. Ah, alas, the images only too real to me in my world. Surreal here would be orange trees--with or without wearing blossoms! Is it Friday already? Good! one day closer to the end of this snowbound limbo!
      Enjoy the weekend.

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  13. Great snow, I guess people down south think it's interesting, Canadians are looking forward to those wonderful shades of green that come in the spring, or later in the spring.thanks

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    1. A case of the snow is always whiter on the other side? Since moving east I've had to redefine what and when spring is! Still struggling with that, I must admit. Still, the lingering light is a boon. Small mercies.

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  14. Ah yes, a familiar sight. Your shots are lovely anyway.

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    1. All too familiar for you...though snow in your backyard (or camera lens) somehow manages to look so much more enchanting than in mine. Thanks, anyway.

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  15. yes I am fairly freaking. when will it end..
    am wondering, do you think we had less sun this year too. I feel we did.. not good.

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    1. I feel like there was less sun, too...but I bet the stats would conspire to somehow prove us wrong about that. It always gets down to numbers, it seems, but numbers can lie! I feel sun deprived! I know I didn't get out much for walks this winter because the temperature or the roads or the wind made it just too unpleasant. My neighbour keeps trying to convince me that this is what spring looks like. I am not convinced.

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